Preview: Match Day 6 v Shanghai SIPG

Melbourne Victory hosts Shanghai SIPG in its final AFC Champions League match on Wednesday.

Summary

Victory’s hopes of qualifying for the Round of 16 ended with defeat against Ulsan Hyundai on Match Day 5.

Goals from Kenny Athiu and Kosta Barbarouses were the only highlights on a tough night for Victory, which went down to the Korean side 6-2.

Shanghai, however, has already secured its spot in the next round with three wins and two draws from its five games so far.

Melbourne comes into the match on the back of a 1-0 away loss to Sydney FC, while Shanghai SIPG recorded a 2-0 home win against Hebei CFFC thanks to goals from Hulk and Wu Lei.

Player in focus – James Troisi

Opta Widget: Troisi

Last time

AFC Champions League 2018 Group F
Shanghai SIPG 4-1 Melbourne Victory
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Shanghai Stadium, Shanghai

An Oscar brace headlined a big win for Shanghai on Match Day 2.

Besart Berisha pulled a goal back for Victory from the penalty spot in the 69th minute.

Head to head

Group stage 2018: Shanghai 4-1 Victory at Shanghai Stadium
Group stage, 2016: Shanghai SIPG 3-1 Victory at Shanghai Stadium
Group stage, 2016: Victory 2-1 Shanghai SIPG at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium

Opta Widget: H2H

Match details

Melbourne Victory v Shanghai SIPG
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Melbourne
Kick-off: 8.00pm local
Live on Fox Sports 505
Tickets available here